An exhibition depicts how people have reimagined the medieval period in the centuries since, and how they have revealed their own interests and ideals with each new interpretation.
What Makes Medieval Art So Meme-able?
All over Instagram, medieval imagery has been remixed, captioned, and somehow reads as peak hilarious, depending on your sense of humor.
The Medieval Body Balances the Heavenly and Corporeal
Central to The Medieval Body at Luhring Augustine is the tension between the bloodied or bruised abject body and the beatified soul.
A Look at the Holy Roman Empire’s Most Splendid Books
A new book joins meticulous historical analysis with more than 150 lush, full-color illustrations of these magnificent books and their elaborate bindings.
Women Saints Who Defied the Patriarchy
As tyranny surges in 2020, imagery of these holy ladies — on view in Gothic Spirit: Medieval Art — might offer more than first expected.
A Dive Into Medieval Knighthood in Art
This gallery talk at the Met Cloisters in New York will focus on knighthood and its hidden secrets in art from medieval times.
English Translations of Obscure Medieval Texts Go Online
Stanford University’s Global Medieval Sourcebook is a new online compendium of English translations for overlooked Middle Ages texts.
Captivating Objects from the Met’s Sprawling Exhibition on Medieval Jerusalem
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York takes an on-the-ground view of life, war, and devotion in Jerusalem during the medieval era.
Saved by Shakespeare’s Father, a Series of Medieval Murals Is Finally Restored
A group of wall paintings in Stratford-upon-Avon’s Guild Chapel should have been destroyed in 1563, but John Shakespeare had them covered in limewash instead, preserving them for centuries.
The Hidden History of Recycling in Medieval Art
It’s easy to forget that a historic artifact preserved in a museum is not a static object.
Bright Lights, Blinged Bible at the Morgan Library
The 9th-century Lindau Gospels, named for its former home at the Lindau Abbey on Lake Constance in Germany, wasn’t the first book J. Pierpont Morgan purchased for his library, but in the collections of the Morgan Library & Museum, it’s labeled “MS M. 1.”
A Bestiary for the Magnificently Wrong Monsters of Medieval Times
Beyond the borders of maps, where the limits of exploration fell to imagination, medieval artists and authors created monsters.